BJ on Jun 21st 2012
This cool and classy card was inspired by a catalog sample. This new stamp set is a perfect match for the new butterfly punch – and look how nicely it matches the paper! The paper is from the Patio Party DSP set (free for new demonstrators this month!). I also used the Apothecary Accents framelits. Just love how it turned out. Simple and cute!
Are you interested in helping me out a bit? I am soooo close to a goal – $1100 away. . . . Any orders will help me out. Here's what I can do for you. For every $50 (online or other), I will enter you into a drawing for $50 in free products! Thanks in advance for your help – I'll keep you posted on my progress!
BJ on Jun 13th 2012
Hey everyone! Be of Good Cheer! Yep, that's the name of the product suite that this stamp set and DSP come from. But, BJ – why in the world are you showing Christmas things in June? Well, that's because as a demonstrator I received the holiday mini catalog yesterday and I got excited – REALLY excited!!!! So, excited there were several squeals, OMG's and an almost PIP (pee in pants) moment! While I can't share any of that with you – yet – I thought you should start being prepared for what is coming. If you are considering becoming a demonstrator – NOW is the time – I'm just sayin!
OK, enough of that – back to this card made by Sandy Carlson. The stamp set is Chock Full of Cheer and the DSP is Be of Good Cheer! What a great combination! See the product suite on page 8 and 9 in the catalog!
Lots of possibilities with this stamp set and paper! Yep – get an early start as your creativity juices are going to take off when you get your holiday mini catalog!
BJ on Jun 11th 2012
I started creating yesterday and knew I wanted to try using the new Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die (p 192). Here is what I came up with;
I love how it turned out. I think this one will be part of my Frame It class on June 19 – there's still time to sign up! Here's a close up of the detail at the bottom of the card.
My supply list includes;
Stamp Set: Everything Eleanor, Quintessential Flower
Cardstock & Ink; Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Versamarker
Punches: 2 3/8" and 1 3/4" scallop, 1 1/4" circle, 1/2" circle
Big Shot: Oval Accent Bigz Clear, Delicate Designs Folder, Fancy Fan Folder
Accessories: Crumb Cake Taffeta, Pearls, Stampin' Pierce Mat
BJ on Jun 10th 2012
When I saw this set in the catalog, I knew I had to have it. I thought it would be perfect to use with Stampin' Up!'s coordinating Stampin' Write markers. Plus, it would make a quick and easy card.
I used several of the new In Colors on this card; Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple. The lighter pink on the flowers is Pretty in Pink – I wanted some great contrast. With the Stampin' Write markers having dual tips – one being 0.5mm, I could easily control where I wanted the darker color. The DSP at the bottom is Primrose Petal colored DSP from the Floral District collection. The strip of Raspberry Ripple stitched 3/8" taffeta ribbon on the bottom is the perfect accent. Love it!
Blessings for a great day!
BJ on Jun 9th 2012
Oh, my goodness – I guess my customers are loving the new In Color Satin Ribbon – I hadn't even had time to post the ribbon share – and the first round is Full – and gone! So, I guess the message is – get it while you can. I am now taking orders for round 2 – 5 people make up a group. This ribbon is the 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in the new In Colors;
You will get 2 yards each of the wonderful new In Colors; Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals and Midnight Muse. Cost is $10.55 (plus $2 shipping if you are not picking up). Must pay at the time of your reservation. Call or email me to reserve and make payment arrangements.
Blessings for a great day!
BJ on Jun 7th 2012
I think it's a combination of the texture and DSP that has me loving this combination.
The DSP is the new Floral District. I also featured it a few days ago HERE. Seriously, how can you not love this paper. The colors are so fun and bright. Check it out – don't you agree it's a have to have?
Then there's the texture – oh my. . . . you should see the awesome new embossing folders in the Stampin' Up! catalog! This one is called Fancy Fan – and is spleniforious (I think I just made up that word!)
You'll also note this greeting. It is cut out using the Bitty Banners Framelits and the matching stamp set is Itty Bitty Banners. You are sure to hear more about this combo in the future.
So, if you're not in love with this products – give me a call because I need to know why! When I saw this card in the pile of swaps I received I immediately fell in love with it. It was created by a fellow demonstrator Susan Campfield.
Have a great day! Blessings!
BJ on Jun 6th 2012
Which is something that I forgot to do for today. . . because it is my hubby's birthday! What was I thinking? I knew there was something I was going to do last night – just couldn't remember then! So – Happy Happy Birthday to Jim Peters!
This is the Make a Cake stamp set and paper that you get for FREE when you become a demonstrator this month! Yea! Perfect for today in our house. The design was inspired by a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Janet Wakeland. Check out the fun Patio Party DSP that goes perfectly with this set!
Don't you love the colors? Baja Breeze, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White! And here is that great coordinating stamp set;
So, if you are around tonight – 2 great things happening. . . Jim's birthday supper and hostess club. Well – 3 great things because my Stampin' Up! new catalog order is getting unpacked at hostess club tonight!!!
BJ on Jun 5th 2012
Here's another new stamp set that brings lots of value and coordinates with the new Apothecary Accents Framelits!
Don't you love this look? Here's what I used;
- Stamp Set: Layered Labels
- Cardstock & Ink; Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette
- Accessories; Apothecary Accents Framelits, Large Pearls, Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon, Stripes Folder
Tonight is hostess club night – Great projects planned. Tomorrow nights club members will get to help me unpack my box of goodies! There's always room for more. In addition, I have some of my retired items in the "blue room".
BJ on Jun 4th 2012
Wow – beyond the new catalog, Stampin' Up! just keeps on coming up with the best specials! One of these has to be just right for you!
Hostesses in June and July have an opportunity to bask in the extra $50 in FREE products. Have a friend-filled party that celebrates your creativity. With hundreds of innovative products to choose from, there's never been a better time to party!
Check out the full details HERE!
Get your fully customizable kit for $99 – add on the Make a Cake products (up to $50) and you'll be on your way to making Stampin' Up! – your way. Whether that is as a hobby demo, a little extra income demo – or you want to build a business. You can choose! It's easy to get started. Just pick the products you want totaling $125 and start HERE.
It's only fitting that I choose to highlight a card today using a hostess set. This cool set called Summer Afternoon is a set of 4 for only $10 for hostesses. With this line are set, coloring in only the flowers gives it a perfect touch. The DSP is Comfort Cafe. I love the color combinations in this DSP. Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla. While this colors remind me of fall – they certainly work well in this card! I received this card in a swap with fellow demonstrators. We got to pre-order this set early – you could do the same if you joined Stampin' Up!
Enjoy the day – and do something to make it a great one!
BJ on Jun 2nd 2012
Here's one of my new favorite stamp sets – it's called Betsy's Blooms. If you are coming to my open house today – you'll get to use this great stamp set! In this sample card, I paired it with several other very cool new things; Apothecary Accents Framelits, Floral District DSP, new In Colors and 1/4" stitched ribbon. I also used the Houndstooth embossing folder.
I love the new In Colors – and so several of my favs are featured in this fun and splashy Floral District DSP – this set of papers is a MUST have!
But, let's talk about he new ink pads – because they are sooooo perfecto! They will change your stamping experience for the better! Two exciting benefits are;
- Provide better ink coverage for your stamps!
- Light-tap stamping produces flawless images!
In addition the new Stampin' Pads
- Create wonderfully solid images. The firm foam releases more ink onto your rubber stamp than teh felt pads. When using the firm foam pad, your stamp will get an even, solid covering of ink that you may not have been able to achieve with the felt pads.
- Have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!
- Come with color name labels in all four languages – just choose your language, peel it off the back and add it to the side of the pad for easy identification
- Use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!
- are available in all colors, including our exclusive In Colors!
You have to stamp with these babies to see how perfect they are! I love em!